VCMP challenge 2...a masculine nautical card. Oh boy! This one made me stop and think. I have lots of beach type stamps but nothing even remotely masculine. My first thought was "it's time to go shopping!" Then it popped into my head to use nautical alphabet flags. I pulled up a chart and did a little playing around. I came up with this:
The background is Cuttlebugged and inked with grey. I cut 1/2" squares and colored them with Copics to spell "hello." I hung them from some twine and stamped a small hello inside the card to help with the translation.
To do the inking on the background, I gently dragged a grey stamp pad over the embossing. Imagine my surprise when the pad popped off the plastic! It was a $1 Studio G pad I got at Michaels. My replacement will be a better quality lol. Thank goodness it was a light color since I got it all over my fingers finishing the inking!
Have a good night!